Hi or Bye


Mei-Shun decided to see her home dentist Dr. M today. She actually had a part of swollen gum at the bottom of artificial Ame-chan, a molar on upper right jaw last Friday. If it affected her shape of cheek, she should have made an immediate appointment. Fortunately or unfortunately, it stayed within mouth giving no pain, yet with pus formed on the surface.

Rice Routine


Oh, no, Mei-Shun gained another bag of sugar around the waist. Perhaps the reason is clear; less output, more input. Kabuki dance is relatively slow and static in 女舞, roles of women, giving her a kind of silent perspiration. On the other hand, horsey riding is dynamic enough to let her feel hot even in the middle of winter. If she wants to keep current eating, exercise must be augmented.

You are to be made into more porridge.

Abandoned Again


Mei-Shun found, the Spanish test, Evaluación del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española expected to be held in October. The one in June was also canceled because of the novel coronavirus, let this student (a bit lazy) have extra time to prepare. Well, does it mean she can spend more time with Ms. Piano? Of course not. The radio program would go ahead, so would her own study on a textbook.

Empty bus in Osaka, taken by Shin on business

Still Stay


July would be finished up with today, expecting the most torrid month from tomorrow. However, rain continues to make the field of Mei-Shun’s horsey riding club a wide rice paddy. She enjoyed dancing with Princess Maria and Mr. Tea Time yesterday, perspired and refreshed after as long as 2 weeks. Yet a scale at home let her know that no bag of sugar had gone during above period.

Upside-down twins



Ms. Scarlet has been hit in the left rear tyre for several times so far by Mei-Shun. Now it came at last: a scar reached breaking point with a weird, dull sound. She continued to drive toward the nearest station to pick up Shin. The wife is normally dull at any trouble on a car, yet recognized rattling noise started just after the couple met. The husband immediately told her to stop, made first-aid by following one.

Cook Carefully


Mei-Shun is used to 日高昆布, dried kelp grown in Hokkaido, for miso soup. However, her favorite net shop runs out of this breed these days. She therefore tried 利尻昆布, from another city in the same prefecture. To her astonishment, much of that fermented soybean paste is trapped by stronger viscosity of the latter. Saltiness is released after a night, contracts her tongue and eyes in the morning.

Not a cup of kelp tea.

Traveling Around


Mei-Shun froze when she found her marriage ring has no diamond. She recognized it was not so stable on a hole of platinum from a few years before, yet might be too optimistic. Actually, Shin also lost his sapphire a decade ago. Now that both of the couple let their respective stones start on a journey, they must choose another design aiming at their silver wedding anniversary.

Has Been


… a cotton candy, yet just a little crispy one this morning. Mei-Shun felt a bit tired because she cleaned up the eastern terrace and roof floor yesterday. Typhoon Faxai hit Chiba Prefecture seriously, while forced her a back-stiffening labor to remove fallen gingko leaves from around plugholes. She thought it deserves that fluffy sweets stored in the refrigerator.

You Too?


It rained all through yesterday. Mei-Shun found a window in the kitchen dropping tears from above — just like the one beside a shower room 3 weeks before. It suddenly began to beat tissue-box ducky, shocked and made her rush to the lavatory. Oh, the other was safe, peacefully dry thanks to her labor in cleaning up the roof floor. Well, where is your pool? It seems small since you stopped weeping in 5 minutes.

Made Pool


Both Shin and Mei-Shun deserved drops from the ceiling. It was caused by flood on the roof floor. Drain was clogged by dust which came from vegetable pots the former set there years before, while the latter never cleaned up. Since they were made of paper, broken little by little with rainwater and snow, spreading filled soil. It crawled into corners to work as plugs, yet removed by a kind repairer.

Not inundated, just ready to plant.